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September 12, 2018

By Peg Kern

Best of Tuscany: Traditional Tuscan Dishes

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What traditional Tuscan dishes will you find on our best of Tuscany culinary vacations and cooking tours? Traditional Tuscan dishes tend to be hearty peasant fare rich in breads, beans, and olive oil. Examples of Tuscan dishes are: Ribollita Pappa al Pomodoro Panzanella Crostini di Fegato Cecina Lampredotto Schiacciata Trippa Cantucci Castagnaccio Ribollita is perhaps my favorite Tuscan dish. We joke in the office that Tuscan food does not photograph… Read
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July 23, 2018

By Peg Kern

Fabulous Florence Culinary Tours: The "Oltrarno"

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We're featuring some of our favorite European cities this week, fabulous destinations for culinary tours and cooking classes. Case in point? Fabulous Florence, which is hands-down one of the best places to visit on a cooking vacation. Good food, good wine, great art, and wonderfully "walkable," there is a reason so many travelers flock to Florence each year. For today's feature, we're talking about the 'other' side of Florence, specifically… Read
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May 31, 2018

By Peg Kern

Super Spring Roundup

Filed Under  Destination Feature, What's Up at TIK

We had a really wonderful Spring travel season at TIK and we thought we'd give a spring recap to celebrate it! We had more April and May travelers doing our cooking vacations than ever before, and why not? Spring is a great time for culinary travel, with fresh produce arriving at the markets and growing on the farms for our farm to table experiences. We have a couple of our… Read
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May 25, 2018

By Peg Kern

La Maremma Toscana

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... Ma di lontano pace dicono al cuor le tue colline con le nebbie sfumanti e il verde piano ridente ne le pioggie mattutine. - Giosuè Carducci Tuscany is one of our best-selling destinations, which should be no surprise to anyone who knows anything at all about Italy. But to many people, Tuscany means Florence and the Chianti area, while they ignore the rest of the region. Some people do… Read
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May 9, 2018

By Peg Kern

Food and Wine Tours with TIK

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

Good food and good wine are the hallmarks of any great trip if you ask anyone at TIK! Whether you are traveling in the rolling hills of Tuscany, or the volcanic shadow of Mt. Etna or Mt. Vesuvius, whether in the esteemed vineyards of Bordeaux to the high-altitude region of Mendoza, Argentina, great food and wine tour destinations make great cooking vacation destinations. It's almost impossible to recap our favorite… Read
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April 26, 2018

By Peg Kern

Live! From The International Kitchen

Filed Under  What's Up at TIK

What are our culinary travelers up to on this lovely spring day? April has been a month for Italy! While Italy is always our top destination, it has been particularly popular this April. Here is what a few of our culinary adventurers are up to today In Puglia, our travelers have been visiting an unusual past factory before heading to Matera, one of the world's most fascinating places. The "Sassi… Read
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